I have a antique secretary that is a family piece of furniture. I had a few things displayed on it but it was sorta boring. So I decided to tweak it with a table top rearrangement.
I used books as a riser and placed the lamp on top. I also added a small doily with a silver box on top of it. The layering provides more interest and the books give some height to the lamp.
I also recently scored this great framed cottage art print from a relative who didn't want it. This sets the cottage mood for the whole room. It is a large print maybe three feet square and it is a definite focal point.
I usually don't think of looking for seashells at the thrift store but, I found this bag of large shells at a local thrift store. They were only $4. They look really good in my remodeled cutlery tray on the dining room table. You can see how I took this Pfaltzgraff tray and remodeled it here.
I will join these link parties:
A Stroll Thru Life's Tabletop Tuesday.
A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words' 2nd Time Around.
Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays.
House of Grace's Twice Owned Tuesdays.
Reinvented's Trash To Treasure.
Tales From Bloggeritaville's Thrifty Thursdays.
Please go and visit these blogs and get great ideas for your home.